He is amazing.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Traditional 1970's Prom pictures with the fake plant and everything!
Sarah (I mean, Wilma) and I
Justin and I with our cousin Erin aka Princess Fiona
With Zach and Sarah - I made their costumes!
No picture is complete without a member of Motley Crue (Michael)!
Justin, Jesse (Beetle Juice), Wes (Milk Carton with a missing child on it - his face was the missing child picture before he took it off), and James (oh James...there is NO ONE like him!!!)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The weather was AMAZING this evening (it actually felt like fall) so we ate out on the balcony. We had candles and everything! Ok - everyone together now -- Awww. Thank you.
Here's a close up:
And here's the recipe:
New Orleans Shrimp 'n' Grits (modified)
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup grits
1 Tbsp oil
1 red pepper, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion (I used vidalia), chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 lb peeled large shrimp
3/4 tsp each Old Bay seasoning and Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning
1 can sliced tomatoes, drained (or fresh plum tomatoes)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
1) GRITS: Bring milk, water, garlic and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in grits, cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and thickened.
2) SHRIMP: Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute red and green peppers, onion, and garlic. Add shrimp and Old Bay and cajun seasonings; cook two minutes. Add tomatoes; cook until shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 minute.
3) Remove grits from heat; sprinkle cheese on grits. Serve shrimp and veggies over grits.
*I mis-read the recipe (it's amazing that I even looked at the recipe - - I have a bad habit of straying) and added a whole TABLESPOON each of Old Bay and Cajun seasonings. I was terrified that it was going to be too salty, but it was still wonderful! In the future I will cut back on the seasonings a bit (to be able to taste individual flavors a little better) but I don't know that I would cut back to 3/4 a TEASPOON - in my opinion you wouldn't even taste it with that little seasoning. Also - I completely forgot about the tomatoes and left them out . It tasted great anyway - but next time I'll be sure to remember those.=)
** I bought pre-cooked shrimp with the tails still attached. Pre-cooked was the way to go, but next time I will remove the tails before cooking and serving them. It would have been nice to just eat without worrying about biting off the tails!
In the words of Sid the sloth - "BON APPETIT!"
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Please be praying for me the next couple of weeks as The Show draws closer -- there is much to do and only me to do it!
Thanks for the interest! You guys ROCK my socks!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Please ignore the stupid timestamp - I forgot to turn it off (Thanks Zach for teaching me how!) before I took them.
Moments earlier this is what I was photographing:
Gracie walked away during his "magic trick" (hiding one pipe inside the other). In her defense, we had both already watched him do it AT LEAST 10 times so I can't really blame her! It cracks me up that literally moments after this I was able to capture their little hug from the top picture. Kids!
Monday, October 8, 2007
1) Under The Tuscan Sun
2) Return To Me
3) The Family Stone
All three make me happy. There are many more movies that make me happy too - those three just seem to be consistently in the Top 10-20.